Monthly Archives: December, 2022

The Freedom to Write

We also owe this freedom to Vietnamese writers who are, for many Vietnamese in the diaspora (and possibly in Vietnam), unknown to us.

In the Diaspora: January 2022

News from Vietnamese Abroad ►Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and peace activist, dies at 95 ►Video: Japanese men assaulting Vietnamese trainee in Japan ►Urgent action needed to...

ÁCCENTED #16 | The Art of Healing: Mental Health in Diasporic Communities

This episode of ÁCCENTED will feature a panel of leaders and scholars in the mental health field. James Huynh, Danny Thien Le, Dr. Yvonne Y. Kwan, and Dr. Thu Quach will join Pulitzer-prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in a conversation centering on mental health, self care, and wellness through the course of the pandemic vis-a-vis the lens of intergenerational trauma. We will explore the expanding need for mental health awareness and dialogue along with resources for older and younger generations alike, especially through the lens of anti-Asian violence and racism, intergenerational trauma, and bicultural/queer i

Documenting Language and Archive in Vietnamese Diasporic Autobiography

The language employed to tell the story is capable of determining which story the subject wants to tell and tell whom.

2022 SWHNM Mentorship Program: Call for Applications

She Who Has No Master(s) is initiating a creative writing mentorship program led by and designed for Vietnamese and SE Asian diasporic women and nonbinary writers. The centering of this perspective is important because in most educational settings the focus on subject matter and perspectives of women/nonbinary SE Asian diasporic women is marginal, if not totally unaddressed. In creating educational spaces that center those viewpoints, we create a nourishing space in which aspiring writers can see themselves, explore, and embrace their own particularities, and create more expansively. These mentorships will address both creative and professional aspects involved in the writing life. These offerings fulfill a dire contemporary need in our nation’s current environment for creative writing education.

In the Diaspora: December 2021

News from Việt Nam ►Hoi An is first Vietnam town to phase out dog and cat meat ►Rice fields and Rihanna: the Vietnamese couturier with a...

Two Poems by Khải Đơn

I couldn't find grandpa’s grave after a deep-water season. Water filled like a mirror, bemused / like a candid child. Grandpa said fishermen grew by water, died of water, and turned into water.

THIS IS FOR MẸ: Draped in the Motherland with Kaarem

I wish that I could tell my younger self that ao dai was not just a dress that my mother would lend me, but the dress of my motherland.